Israel’s Mossad chief meets with Qatar’s head of intelligence

Israel’s Mossad chief meets with Qatar’s head of intelligence
Israel’s head of Mossad Yossi Cohen attended the secret meeting in Doha at the beginning of February. (File/Gali Tibbon/Pool/AFP)
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Updated 24 February 2020

Israel’s Mossad chief meets with Qatar’s head of intelligence

Israel’s Mossad chief meets with Qatar’s head of intelligence
  • Secret meeting took place in Doha at the beginning of February
  • It is understood they discussed Qatar’s funding of Hamas

DUBAI: The director of Israel’s Mossad made a secret visit to Qatar earlier in February, where he met with the head of Qatari intelligence, Al Arabiya news channel reported.

Yossi Cohen and Israeli army general Herzi Halevi, who heads up the Israeli army’s southern operations, met with Qatar’s intelligence chief Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Misnad – who also works as an advisor on national security to the Emir of Qatar.

The meeting was confirmed by former Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman during an interview he gave to Israel’s Channel 12, in which he said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent Cohen to Doha on Feb. 5 to discuss Qatar’s financial aid policy with Hamas,

The meeting was also attended by Qatari Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi, the chairman of Qatar's Gaza Reconstruction Committee.